#1
Hey UG! I want to buy an USB device, so i can start recording. I want a device which can emulate some sounds, and record a mic'd amp. Which one is good?? I've heard good and bad things about the Line 6 UX2, but it is one of the only devices i've found, that suits my needs. But I'm not sure abuot, how good it is. My main recording-style would be with a Mic'd amp, but i need the other possibility aswell.

Oh, one last thing! I know that i need some software, so I can record. Which one is good for beginners, who want some good stuff?
#3
M-Audio FastTrack Pro is pretty good
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#4
Check out the Zoom R series- they make an 8, 16 and 24 track multitracker which also acts as a PC interface and software controller. It usually comes bundled with a copy of Cubase, but can control most of the commonly used software packages.

Its also worth checking out the other multitrackers that are out there- they can usually be purchased cheaply 2nd hand on ebay. Not all have the same interface/controller capability of the Zoom units, but they can take you through to a completed recording from start to finish without having to use external equipment and therefore you aren't reliant on a PC which may not have adequate capability for what you're attempting.
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#5
I can vouch for the Zoom R16. Monstrously flexible. It also has built in FX. I tend to use it as a stand-alone recorder then whip the SD card out and do all my editing in Reaper.

Then again, if I'm just sketching something out, I'll just plug straight into the line in* of the PC and use Reaper with some of the many excellent free VSTi plug-ins (like AcmeBarGig's Shred).

If you want really basic multi-track recording on your PC then there's Audacity - but you'd be as well to get familiar with proper DAW software, as it's not too much more complex.


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#6
I found the Focusrite Saffire 6 USB, which suits my budget perfect! Any comments on that device?
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I found the Focusrite Saffire 6 USB, which suits my budget perfect! Any comments on that device?


That's the one you want. Everything else in that price range is very similar. I have owned a Line 6 UX2, Lambda Lexicon, and have used a M-Audio Fast Track Pro a lot, and these three are all on pretty level ground.

Just stay away from the M-Audio Mobile Pre (only interface I had that I absolutely hated).

If you don't know how to mix though you are probably going to get the same quality on all of them to be honest though.
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I found the Focusrite Saffire 6 USB, which suits my budget perfect! Any comments on that device?

I got one of these this summer and I love it. The mic preamps are the absolute best in the price range.
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Yeh the preamps in the saffire 6 usb are the same as their top of the range models
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I found the Focusrite Saffire 6 USB, which suits my budget perfect! Any comments on that device?


I love mine and I own a few others.
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#11
I'd go for the Focusrite Scarlet if you've got the extra cash but Focusrite on a whole is a great way to go.
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I found the Focusrite Saffire 6 USB, which suits my budget perfect! Any comments on that device?

Get this one.

Great interface, best one in its price range, unless you have FireWire.
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